Mar 11, 2015 09:56:25
Paul Pogba has branded his €200 million price tag as “head-spinning” as the transfer saga around him at Juventus rumbles on.
The French midfielder’s agent, Mino Raiola, is alleged to have told Barcelona that they would need to pay €200m for the combined fee and salary of the 21-year-old in January 2016.
Although Pogba signed a new contract with the Scudetto holders late last year, the rumour mill has only increased with ferocity since January with Real Madrid and Chelsea linked with a summer move.
But the former Manchester United youngster is trying to think only about his efforts for Juventus, whom he fired to an 11-point lead in Serie A with his late winner against Sassuolo on Monday.
“I think I have to be more focused on the field because these things can make your head spin,” he told Corriere dello Sport.
“I’m concentrating only on my performances, as I always say. If you want to know about transfer things you’d have to ask Mino Raiola.
“I am focused to win the Scudetto and not thinking about anything else. If I want to become a great player then I have to work harder, and do more and more in training.
“I try to thrive in every game and I have the confidence of my coach and team-mates – I have to grow up and do better.”
Juventus can continue to consolidate their hefty lead in Italy with a victory at Palermo on Saturday, followed by a crunch Champions League last 16 second leg at Borussia Dortmund in which they lead 2-1.